The series „Dark Sides“ deals with bad experiences and - unsuccessful - coping mechanisms. The pictures of this project are deliberately kept minimalistic with a deep black background. The depicted people are anonymous: they are covered, turned upside down or shown from behind while their "dark Sides" are exposed.
Melanie Haberkorn wants her photography to be artistically expressive. She quotes: 'Unlike linear art like prose, poetry or music, a photograph displays everything „at once“ but can still send the viewer on a little journey to gradually discover what the picture is really about." Melanie Haberkorn is a graduate of the Photo Academy Cologne. After working as a criminal defense attorney she decided to study photography in 2013. She lives and works as a freelance artist in Cologne.